Activities Portlet

Film matinee screening and discussion: “Make People Better”

6 & 7 March

On 6 & 7 March we have organized two matinee screenings of the film “Make People Better” for primary and secondary students. Hosted in collaboration with the Americana Film Fest and the Department of Education of the Generalitat of Catalonia, these screenings are offered with an aim to promote bioethical discussion.


In 2018, Chinese scientist He Jiankui crossed a significant threshold in human evolution, irreversibly altering the genetic structure of embryos to usher in the birth of the first babies with edited genomes. This controversial experiment sparked an international outcry, leading Chinese authorities to take swift action not only to suspend Dr He, but also address the situation of the twin girls whose genes he had edited.

This documentary unveils the untold story behind this historic scientific event, offering perspectives from those who witnessed it first-hand, encouraging viewers to reflect on the ethical implications arising from scientific advancements. Is it ethical to pursue every scientific possibility? Should we place limits on gene editing? Is transhumanism desirable? Should we allow genetic research in humans?




This activity is 100% subsidized.


Fully booked 


For 4th ESO and Baccalaureate level students
Original version with Catalan subtitles
6 and 7 March, 10:30 a.m.
Cines Girona
c/ Girona 175